A sponsor has made it
possible for me to do keynote addresses, break-out or
motivational seminars for a greatly reduced fee. In some cases, the price could be FREE, with your
group paying only for transportation and expenses.
Obviously, I've been
receiving lots of inquiries! Most requests are for speeches, workshops or break-out
sessions on inspiration and motivation, leadership, management
skills, marketing, and more and more often, on
life balance. There seem to be a core
group of questions that always come up, and I've tried to answer
When I speak, my
intention is always to (1) create excitement and passion in the audience and (2)
to provide immediately-useful tools and ideas that make a real
difference. I enjoy creating
presentations that are vibrant and effective! Let's do something
special, and create something that is profitable - in every sense of
To be more specific about
some common questions:
What will you talk about and do in your presentation?
My passion is talking about
human potential. I understand how and why we choose the limits we
place in our lives, and how to help audiences over-come
or transform those limitations. It's not motivational cheer-leading. I prefer a
more common-sense approach to how we design our lives, and how we can
make the changes we want
to make. I often talk about "baby steps" -
the smallest, safest and easiest steps we can take to actually
begin moving in the direction we want to go. Better to
start small and start NOW, than to wait until the "perfect
moment" that never arrives!
Another broad set
of topics is designing, marketing and building a
profitable business and creating what I call the
"JoyFULL Practice". The business side of things has always come easy for me and I
love talking about the "how-to-do-it" aspects of
attraction, goals, business plans, marketing strategies, and so
forth. Specifically, I enjoy talking about business and
leadership, management, marketing and public relations. These
are the things that make or break the organization. Let's talk
With larger groups - several
dozen or more - I usually end up making a "speech",
although my style is intentionally informal and open to
questions. I am always well
prepared and thoroughly ready, but also casual and warm in my
In smaller groups, I prefer a dialogue with discussion and examples. It works better, and I think
more learning occurs by working on real problems and finding
2) How do
we promote it? What is our role in this? What is yours?
The promotion is largely up
to you, and is your responsibility. As for the "how"
- that depends on the outcome you want.
To round up a large public
audience, you'll want to work with the local newspaper and radio
stations. I enjoy doing talk-show interviews both on
the phone before I arrive, and in the studio while I'm in town.
In addition, remember that you (and your team) can make
announcements at the Rotary or Chamber of Commerce, and invite
their own clients, friends, and colleagues. Most
professionals belong to a variety of organizations, and have many
resources for advertising the event.
bit of training (and good promotional materials) professionals
can easily bring 10 or 20 people to an event they are truly excited
about. And, to gather a group of professional colleagues
for a wonderful day of personal training, sometimes all you have to
do is get on the phone, invite a handful of people and ask them to
invite a few of their friends. Groups as small as 10 or 15 can
do this quite inexpensively, and it can be surprisingly easy if you design it well
and market it correctly.
have other groups done?
I've pretty much
addressed this above. I've had sponsors do
everything from spend big bucks to fill a conference
center, to others who simply invited their friends and colleagues to
spend a day in someone's living room, talking about how to make things
better. Let yourself dream and let's go for it!
Would a weekend coaching program be a possibility?
Almost anything is possible, and I'm
wide open, but there is a huge distinction between a weekend for the
verses two days on a retreat with 20 professionals, designing and planning
the future of their practices. Let me know what you have in mind.
How large are your usual events?
My audiences vary greatly,
so I'm not sure I have a
"usual" size, but I'm comfortable around a conference table
with 8 people, and in front of large groups. The
largest audience I've spoken to was about 15,000 people in Los
Angeles. When I do my own productions, my audiences are typically about 250 people, in a
hotel conference room.
What are your fees and the costs involved?
I have a generous sponsor
who is determined to get me in front of as many audiences as
possible. But, it's not a "free ride". My
sponsor wants to be flexible, and understands that being
"flexible" can also be vague, but we do the best we
can. Here's the deal:
You must create the event
and round up the audience. You must pay my direct expenses -
airline tickets, hotel room, meals, taxi, and so forth.
Here on the west coast, that could be as little as $500, while my last
trip to Brazil ran almost $10,000. The key is that my fees
can be very low, so the variable is strictly transportation and housing.
also pay me whatever
professional speaking fee your group normally pays other speakers,
whether that's $50, or several thousand dollars. Once you and I
arrive at an arrangement, I bill my sponsor for the balance of my
professional speaking fee, but this is not intended to
relieve your organization of its normal obligations to your speakers.
This is getting way too
long, so I'll wrap it up by saying I want to work with you, and I can be the "featured speaker" in YOUR
production. My suggestion is to use my visit to design the
results that will create excitement and meet the most important goals
of your audience. Think about what you really want, then build
around that. I have a reputation for making meeting planners
"look GOOD!" Let's make it happen!
If you have specific
questions, or are ready to choose a time, date and place, please
contact me. Let's do this! I look forward to hearing
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